The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having seen, makes up a good part of our sincerity.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.